As a painter, I look at things that we take for granted and exploit the interval where the commonplace becomes fascinating. I am interested in questions of space: what gets transmitted through it, how we perceive it, experience it, and connect within it. The foundation of my approach stems from the fundamentals of drawing, with its emphasis on the positive and negative aspects of spatiality. I examine quotidian experience that often falls outside of our common perceptual framework: negative space becomes positive space; light becomes gesture; absence sparks abundance; sound reverses and divides; small‐scale expands.
By deconstructing the anatomy of space, I aim to sharpen the visceral experience of the everyday.
In my latest body of work, the paintings maintain a distance from the wall allowing them to emit a colored reflection from behind becoming as much a part of the object as its face. The painting and the wall are then bound together in a way that changes the walls function from a support system to something integral to the viewing experience. The work speaks to the history of painting and how we define our consciousness of space.